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Visiting Carlsbad, United States in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. It is a good time for sunbathing in Carlsbad. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Carlsbad for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Carlsbad in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Carlsbad in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Carlsbad.

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

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Can you swim in Carlsbad in May?

No, May is too cold for swimming in Carlsbad for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (62°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about May sea temperatures.

Is May a good time to holiday in Carlsbad?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Carlsbad.

May has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. May has total rainfall of 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 3.7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. It is a good time for sunbathing in Carlsbad. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (62°F). May is too cold for swimming in Carlsbad for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the May temperatures and sunshine.

Is Carlsbad warm in May?

Yes, Carlsbad is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Carlsbad in May is 20°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°) in the previous month and 21°C (70°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Carlsbad in May is 17°C (63°F). The average temperature is 15°C (60°F) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Carlsbad in May?

The average day light hours per day in Carlsbad in May are 13.9. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Carlsbad in May

The average maximum temperature in Carlsbad in May is 20°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 21°C (70°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Carlsbad in May is 17°C (63°F). The average temperature is 15°C (60°F) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Carlsbad in May is 15°C (59°F). The minimum temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Carlsbad in May

During May the average day light hours are 13.9 per day in Carlsbad. The sunshine percentage is 63% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Carlsbad in May is typically 11 during May. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Carlsbad in May

The average sea water temperature in Carlsbad in May is 16.4°C (61.5°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Carlsbad in May

The average total rainfall in Carlsbad in May is 0.6cm (0.2inches) and on average there are 3.7 rainy days in May making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Carlsbad in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Carlsbad in May is 13°C (55°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 15°C (15°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Carlsbad in May is typically 82.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.1% in the previous month and 85.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Carlsbad in May is typically 71%. The average relative humidity is 69.3% in the previous month and 75.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Carlsbad in May

The average maximum wind speed in Carlsbad in May is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 19KM/H (12MPH) in the previous month and 17KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Carlsbad in May is typically 7KM/H (4MPH). The average wind speed is 7KM/H (4MPH) in the previous month and 6KM/H (4MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Carlsbad in May is from the South West.

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